📝 Re-purposing an old Hull.
Just getting back to doing something with my boats.
My grandson (aged 5) asked if he could take some of my boat pictures to school, so I let him have about a hundred.
His class teacher contacted me and asked if I could show the children some of the models
I sent them 5 boats in various states of build from kit in the box through to finished.
Today I was asked if I could help the year 1 class to build a model boat. I have supplied them with an old Fairey Hull from my store shed.
They are now drawing up a new boat to build.
The teacher has put them into groups and each group has to make a card mock up of what they want the boat will be.
I will be going to see what they have done on Friday.
So far there are 3 other adults willing to help. Once all the designs are done, we adults will be cutting out the ply and balsa parts and then assisting the children with their builds.
The PTA are paying for any of the bits we can't scrounge.
I hope they will enjoy doing it, the school has allowed one afternoon each week for the modelling class.
So far my grandson says it's really going well and there are boat drawings on 2 walls.
I am excited to be able to help youngsters get involved in modelling.
Follow up news next week.